8 edition of Water for Elephants found in the catalog.
December 15, 2006
by Thorndike Press
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||563|
Overall, Water for Elephants was a book that grabbed me from the beginning. Although I wanted more emotion between Marlena and Jacob, it's a romantic story, full of action, love for animals and a magnificent more. by Maria Guajardo (GABY) Oh how I loved this book! The story is told by its main character, Jacob who is now confined to /5(M). Water for Elephants is a delightful, moving book, and the ending was a very pleasant surprise. Also, if you want a special treat, listen to it on audiobook. The two readers, David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones, did a wonderful job of bringing both Jacobs (young and old) to by: 4.
Love is a driving force in Water for Elephants, and it's not limited to the love one human feels for also love animals, and animals love them back. It shouldn't be a surprise that in the prologue we can't tell whether Jacob is talking about Marlena or Rosie when he uses the word "she" – he loves them both and thinks of them both as individuals. " Water for Elephants resembles stealth hits like The Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken, or The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, books that combine outrageously whimsical premises with crowd-pleasing romanticism With a showman's expert timing, [Gruen] saves a terrific revelation for the final pages, transforming a glimpse of Americana into an enchanting escapist fairy tale.”.
Official: Water For Elephants. K likes. Official page for Sara Gruen and her books, including the international bestseller Water for Elephants (; movie ).Followers: K. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, published in , is a contemporary novel by Sara movie was released in WATER FOR ELEPHANTS spent 8 weeks at #1 on the NYT Bestseller List. It has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
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Sara Gruen is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of At the Water’s Edge,Water for Elephants, Ape House, Riding Lessons, and Flying Changes. Her works have been translated into forty-three languages and have sold more than ten million copies by: 4. Water for Elephants is the story of Jacob's life with this circus.
Sara Gruen spares no detail in chronicling the squalid, filthy, brutish circumstances in which he finds himself. Sara Gruen spares no detail in chronicling the squalid, filthy, brutish circumstances in which he finds himself/5(K). Water for Elephants, Gruen's third novel, is a "cozy read" that has produced a "copious amount of buzz" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
No stranger to marrying the fates of her characters to animals, Gruen previously published the novels Riding Lessons () and Flying Changes (), both of which focus on horses and horsemanship/5(K). Water for Elephants is an enchanting page-turner, the kind of book that creates a world that engulfs you from the first page to the last.
A national bestseller in Canada and a New York Times bestseller in the United States, this is a book destined to become a beloved fiction classic/5(). Water for Elephants In one plot, Jacob is a young guy just starting out in the world; in the other, he's an old guy stuck at a nursing home.
Every few chapters, the narrative switches from one Jacob to the other. The title, Water for Elephants, is almost a little inside joke with the reader once we've finished the book, thatthe book's narrator and protagonist, worked as a vet and trainer of sorts at a circus.
If anyone knows about elephant training, it's him. Gruen has proven to be an amazing for Elephants is told in the first person but from two different perspectives--Jacob Jankowski at 23 years of age and again, at 93 years old.
Hi, This morning when I was on my way to work, my daughter, who is in 6th grade and will be 12 in July, asked me if she could read Like Water for Elephants. So much more than a tale about a circus, Water for Elephants is a compelling journey not only under the big top, but into the protagonist's heart.
Sara Gruen uses her talent as a writer to bring that world alive for the reader: I could smell it, taste it, feel every word of. Jacob is working overtime as the narrator of Water for Elephants. Younger Jacob and older Jacob Marlena.
Marlena is gutsy and beautiful: what a combination. She seems pretty modern for a woman of the Rosie the Elephant [Spoiler alert. Don't say we didn't warn you.]Rosie is good-natured and lovable. She's loyal, August. August is a. Water for Elephants resembles stealth hits like The Giant’s House, by Elizabeth McCracken, or The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, books that combine outrageously whimsical File Size: 2MB.
'Water For Elephants' is a coming of age book. Jacob sees his comfortable & conventional existence shattered following an accident, and embarks on a journey that takes him /5(K). Water For Elephants Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, First Edition.
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Directed by Francis Lawrence. With Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider. Set in the s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a travelling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife/10(K). Water for Elephants: A Novel by Gruen, Sara and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This time it’s Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
It’s the story of Jacob, who runs away to the circus during the Depression when his life falls apart around him. There, he works as the show’s vet, and falls ever more in love with Marlena, the star of the circus and beautiful wife. Free download or read online Water for Elephants pdf (ePUB) book.
The first edition of the novel was published in May 26thand was written by Sara Gruen. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.
The main characters of this fiction, historical story are Jacob Jankowski, Rosemary/5. This may be a totally amateur answer, but I totally thought the book was titled "Water for Elephants" because of the old man in the book that Jacob despised.
His lie (telling the old ladies that he used to carry water for the elephants) is what triggers Jacob's memory about working with the circus.
"At its finest, Water for Elephants resembles stealth hits like 'The Giant's House,' by Elizabeth McCracken, or 'The Lovely Bones,' by Alice Sebold, books that combine outrageously whimsical premises with crowd-pleasing romanticism Black-and-white photographs of real American circus scenes from the first half of the century are interspersed throughout the novel, and they /5(K).
Water for Elephants Introduction. A circus elephant, a love story, and a Prohibition-era thriller. Now this is the stuff of for Elephants, published inis Sara Gruen's third book and her most successful to date.
Ittells the story of Jacob, a young man who joins the circus and ends up falling in love with both a woman and an elephant (in different ways, thank goodness). Sara Gruen's arresting new novel, "Water for Elephants," explores similar subject matter — the pathetic grandeur of the Depression-era circus.
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